|Also Known As: ||
||March 9, 1996
||January 20, 1896
||Cause of Death:
||New York City, New York, USA
RATE AND COMMENT
Formed a group of children singers called the Peewee Quartet at age eight
Worked as a trick roller-skater, a dance teacher and vaudeville performer from age 14
Teamed with Gracie Allen; performed on Keith and Orpheum vaudeville circuits
Appeared with Allen in 10-minute short film "Lamb Chops", the first of over a dozen shorts for Paramount
"Burns and Allen" show first premiered on radio
Feature film debut, "The Big Broadcast"
Last film before 35-year break from screen, "Honolulu"
"Burns and Allen" show premiered on TV
Began performing as solo comedian after Gracie Allen retired
Returned to screen in "The Sunshine Boys"; won Oscar as Best Supporting Actor
Portrayed the Almighty in "Oh, God"; reprised role in two sequels
Final film, "Radioland Murders"